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HUMBOLDT - The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 5% of Humboldt County’s population is living with Hepatitis C and that it’s been on the rise for several years.

Local hospitals and blood banks are required to report cases of Hepatitis C and a graph from DHHS shows a steady increase for the past 20 years. Rates of infection are determined in terms of incidence and...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 20:51

EUREKA – There’s a lot of talk about gun control after the mass shooting in Orlando and the 24-hour democratic sit-in on Capitol Hill. But the Eureka Police Department is aiming to stay ahead of the game with their own tactics on gun control. Police Chief Andrew Mills says it’s one of the department’s top priorities. 

In the last month the Eureka Police Department has seized 20 guns off...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 20:42

EUREKA- A suspected thief was apprehended in Eureka by the HCSO. 

Around 1 pm Thursday, deputies responded to Alto Brothers. A victim saw his stolen items inside a brown pickup truck that belonged to 23-year-old William German. German came out of his vehicle and returned one of the items to the victim. Deputies searched German after they found out he had a warrant for his arrest. They...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:38

KLAMATH-Residents are displaced after a structure fire in Klamath. 

Shortly after 11:30 am Friday, multiple agencies, including Klamath and Crescent City Fire crews responded to 15 Zwierleine Drive. You can see a firefighter outside the residence in the photo and smoke coming out of the building. A woman's oxygen tank might have been some how accidentally involved in causing the fire....

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:33

EUREKA- California Cancer Crusher's 4th Annual Wings for a Cure fundraiser is Friday. 

The event will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Breast and GYN Health Project. It will also go towards a scholarship for a local student affected by cancer, as well other local families. The fundraiser will feature Lost Coast Brewery beer and wings. There will also be a DJ...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:29

EUREKA- According to EPD, over 96% of panic alarms set off last year were false.

When an alarm is set off, EPD dispatches 3 officers. Several Eureka businesses made up more than half of reported false alarms. EPD says they will continue to respond to them, and are working with the city to make changes to the false alarm ordinance. They will be writing letters to those who abuse the...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:24

EUREKA - City Of Eureka personnel came together to raise money for one of their own as she battles stage IV colon cancer.

Tiffany Peerson was diagnosed with colon cancer in October of 2014. She makes frequent trips to Stanford Medical Center for treatment and has only been working part-time for the city due to her illness.

Mayor Frank Jager said, "City of Eureka employees are a...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:13

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The East-West rail line has some new life. Caltrans District 2 awarded more than $275,000 to Trinity County for a feasibility study on the project. 

Transportation officials will study costs associated with building, maintaining and operating a rail line between Humboldt Bay and inland communities.

Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group is spearheading the rail...

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:51